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Calories in Vanilla Powder

Vanilla powder, commonly made with sugar, vanilla bean and cornstarch, can be used as a sweetener for coffee and tea. You can also use it to add sweetness and flavor to recipes. The calories in this powder may contribute to your daily nutritional goals.


A 56-g scoop of vanilla powder -- approximately 1/3 cup -- contains 240 calories. This represents approximately 12 percent of the calories you need to consume daily if you adhere to a 2,000-calorie diet. This amount may vary depending on how the vanilla powder is made and any added preservatives.


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Many of the calories in vanilla powder come from carbohydrates. One scoop of this powder contains 42 g of carbs, or 32 percent of the 130 g recommended for daily consumption by the Institute of Medicine. A 56-g serving of this powder also provides you with 6 g of protein and 6 g of fat.


A 56-g scoop of vanilla powder provides you with 20 percent of the daily recommended intake of calcium, a mineral your body needs to build strong teeth and bones. It also contains 4 percent of the vitamin C you need in a day, as well as 2 percent of the iron.